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Where to Watch the Texas Midterm Election Results in Austin

Find out whether Beto O’Rourke or Ted Cruz wins with food and drink at these Election Day parties on November 6

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The 2018 midterm elections are finally here on Tuesday, November 6. All eyes are on Texas since it’s home to one of the country’s biggest races: the Texas Senate seat between Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke and the incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz. That, along with the races for governors, attorney general, commissioners, plus local propositions on affordable housing, transportation, etc., there’s much on the line.

After casting that vote, you’ll probably want to try to relax with a drink or two as you wait for the results, so hit up one of Austin’s Election Day parties. There’s the official Democratic party at the Driskill, the Republican one at Cover 3, plus numerous others.

After voting, scope out Austin’s best voter deals, from free ice cream to free bagels, too.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Circle Brewing Company

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2340 W Braker Ln b
Austin, TX 78758

The North Burnet brewery’s Election Day watch party includes first free pints to those with their voter registration forms or stickers, plus it’s collecting donations for Equality Texas. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m.

Circle Brewing Company
Circle Brewing Company
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2. Cover 3

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2700 W Anderson Ln #202
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 374-1121
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The Travis County Republican Party is hosting its official election watch party at Cover 3 from 7 to 10 p.m.

3. Black Star Co-op

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7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 452-2337
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Crestview brewpub Black Star Co-op’s election watch party, with results projected on a screen, will include food specials. It runs from 7 to 11 p.m.

Black Star Co-op
Black Star Co-op
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4. Space 24 Twenty

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2420 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 472-1621
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Political organizations TX Votes and UT Austin’s Texas Rising are hosting an Election Day watch party includes bingo and food from 7 to 10 p.m. at Space 24 Twenty.

Space 24 Twenty
Space 24 Twenty
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5. Hoover's Cooking

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2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 479-5006
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City Council District 1 candidate Vincent Harding is hosting his Election Day watch party at Southern comfort restaurant Hoover’s Cooking from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

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Hoover’s Cooking
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6. Hotel Ella

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1900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 495-1800
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Hotel Ella’s watch party will take place on the campus hotel’s front lawn, with food, drinks, and free tap beer for those with voting stickers. Happy hour is also extended through 7 p.m. It runs from 5 to 10 p.m.

Hotel Ella
Hotel Ella
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7. Cheer Up Charlie’s

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900 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 431-2133
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City Council district 9 candidate Danielle Skidmore’s election watch party is taking place at Cheer Up Charlie’s from 7 to 11 p.m.

Cheer Up Charlie’s
Cheer Up Charlie’s
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8. Nickel City

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1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

City Council district 1 candidate Reedy Spigner is hosting his election results watch party at Nickel City, complete with tapped Spigner Spritzers from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Nickel City
Nickel City
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9. The Driskill

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150-172 Old Pecan St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 439-1234
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The Texas Democratic Party and Travis County Democratic Party are hosting its official watch party at its usual location: the Driskill, along with candidates like Lupe Valdez, Mike Collier, Justin Nelson, Joi Chevalier, Miguel Suazo, and others. It runs from 8 to 11:30 p.m.

The Driskill Hotel
The Driskill Hotel
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10. The Liberty

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1618 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 514-0502
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East Austin dive bar Liberty’s election watch party is simple with cheap beer and drinks from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The Liberty
The Liberty
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1. Circle Brewing Company

2340 W Braker Ln b, Austin, TX 78758
Circle Brewing Company
Circle Brewing Company
Circle Brewing/Facebook

The North Burnet brewery’s Election Day watch party includes first free pints to those with their voter registration forms or stickers, plus it’s collecting donations for Equality Texas. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m.

2340 W Braker Ln b
Austin, TX 78758

2. Cover 3

2700 W Anderson Ln #202, Austin, TX 78757

The Travis County Republican Party is hosting its official election watch party at Cover 3 from 7 to 10 p.m.

2700 W Anderson Ln #202
Austin, TX 78757

3. Black Star Co-op

7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752
Black Star Co-op
Black Star Co-op
Steve H./Yelp

Crestview brewpub Black Star Co-op’s election watch party, with results projected on a screen, will include food specials. It runs from 7 to 11 p.m.

7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752

4. Space 24 Twenty

2420 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Space 24 Twenty
Space 24 Twenty
Space 24 Twenty/Facebook

Political organizations TX Votes and UT Austin’s Texas Rising are hosting an Election Day watch party includes bingo and food from 7 to 10 p.m. at Space 24 Twenty.

2420 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

5. Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Hoover’s Cooking
Hoover’s Cooking
Hoover’s Cooking/Facebook

City Council District 1 candidate Vincent Harding is hosting his Election Day watch party at Southern comfort restaurant Hoover’s Cooking from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

6. Hotel Ella

1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
Hotel Ella
Hotel Ella
Jake Holt

Hotel Ella’s watch party will take place on the campus hotel’s front lawn, with food, drinks, and free tap beer for those with voting stickers. Happy hour is also extended through 7 p.m. It runs from 5 to 10 p.m.

1900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705

7. Cheer Up Charlie’s

900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Cheer Up Charlie’s
Cheer Up Charlie’s
Cheer Up Charlie’s [Official]

City Council district 9 candidate Danielle Skidmore’s election watch party is taking place at Cheer Up Charlie’s from 7 to 11 p.m.

900 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Nickel City

1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Nickel City
Nickel City
Nickel City/Facebook

City Council district 1 candidate Reedy Spigner is hosting his election results watch party at Nickel City, complete with tapped Spigner Spritzers from 7 p.m. to midnight.

1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

9. The Driskill

150-172 Old Pecan St, Austin, TX 78701
The Driskill Hotel
The Driskill Hotel
The Driskill/Facebook

The Texas Democratic Party and Travis County Democratic Party are hosting its official watch party at its usual location: the Driskill, along with candidates like Lupe Valdez, Mike Collier, Justin Nelson, Joi Chevalier, Miguel Suazo, and others. It runs from 8 to 11:30 p.m.

150-172 Old Pecan St
Austin, TX 78701

10. The Liberty

1618 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
The Liberty
The Liberty
The Liberty/Facebook

East Austin dive bar Liberty’s election watch party is simple with cheap beer and drinks from 6 p.m. to midnight.

1618 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

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